Born to Save HumanityAs a Peace-Loving Global Citizen, the Autobiography of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
"The number of my followers increased explosively. Feeling threatened they labeled as a heretical religious movement and accused falsely." - Sun Myung Moon
As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen, the autobiography of Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, was published in Korean by Gimm-Young Publishers of Soeul. The book was released in South Korea on March 9, 2009 and debuted at #3 on the Business bestseller's list. It has ranked on various bestseller lists since then and was ranked 15th on the General bestseller's list as of October 14, 2009.
The book is an account of Rev. Moon's life from his youth to his emergence on the world stage as a spiritual leader, and continue to the present; he is now 91 years old and still very active. The book is also a plea for peace. Rev. Moon has been working as a peace builder on the global level, according to Alexander Haig, former US Secretary of State and Supreme Commander of NATO.
"The family is the base camp for world peace. Family is the beginning point of the peaceful world. The power of religion lies in it's overflowing love" - Sun Myung Moon
Washington Times was founded by Moon in 1982 to stop the left, pro-communist media propaganda. Rev. Moon's paper played key role in ending Communism, so it should not be a surprise that former president George H. W. Bush, his son Neil Bush, and Senator Joe Lieberman had participation in the event held announcing the book's release. “Rev. Moon is presenting a very simple concept. We are all children of God,” the younger Mr. Bush told the 1,300-plus audience.
The event featured a speech by Washington Times editor John Solomon. "Faith, family, freedom and service are the pillars of the Rev. Moon’s worldview and work", wrote Times reporter, Carol Herman.
"The power of religion lies in it's overflowing love. The ultimate goal of religion is to perfect the world of love and peace." - Sun Myung Moon
As Christine R. Okano wrote in her book review at Amazon Books, "This is a must-read for anyone genuinely interested in peace-making. It is both practical and spiritual. I have read and re-read this book and will surely read it again. Each time I read it I find more jewels of wisdom and love from the life of Rev. Sun Myung Moon from his childhood to the present."
Rev. Moon shares wonderful stories of experiencing God as a little boy carried on the back of his father. We discover also Moon's passionate desire to feed the hungry (with substantial and innovative ways to do this) and loving as brothers the very people who tried to destroy him.
"I wish the world was a peaceful place. I wish people would love each other... that every person be reborn as a peace loving citizen transcending barriers of religion, ideology and race." - Sun Myung Moon
The book is packed with real-life stories of principles of peace-making in action. Rev. Moon also tells about his experiences with Jesus that led him to live a life of sacrifice and devotion to God and to dedicate himself to building a world of peace.
The book gives insight into the true heart of a man who has been hailed by many as controversial. It is touching and inspirational and once you start reading it, you may laugh and you may cry and you probably won't want to put the book down until you've finished it."
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Inter Press Service reported: "The Rev. Sun Myung Moon went to Washington to introduce 'As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen', his autobiography that, according to the Washington Times, recounts the joys and challenges, the teachable moments and the monumental experiences of his life - much of it spent as a spiritual leader.'
"Only love can bring about re-unification. Because there is no barrier that true love cannot cross." - Sun Myung Moon
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As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen, the Autobiography of Rev. Sun Myung Moon